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Temple's One-Act Advances from Bi-District to Area

Temple advanced to the area competition from bi-district, along with Whitehouse High (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) and Corsicana High (The Scottish Tragedy). The contest was March 25 at Waco University High. There are now only 48 schools remaining in this single-elimination contest, which started with 252 schools.

Emma Tolleson was named Best Actress in the contest. Adara Felix was named to the all-star cast, with Benjamin Clardy receiving an honorable mention all-star cast award. Samuel Little was selected as best technician.

The area contest will be Monday, April 3, at University High School in Waco. The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Adjudicators will be Robin Robinson, Marion Castleberry, Eric Lee. From Temple, take the New Road exit and turn right onto New Road. Then just past the school, turn right onto North Old Robinson Road and travel to the parking-lot entrance at the back of the school.

Three of the six schools will advance to the Regional Contest April 6 & 7 in Pasadena.

The April 3 schedule in Waco will be:
   1. 1:30 p.m. Pflugerville Connally, The Adding Machine
   2. 2:20 p.m  Magnolia High, Moliere
   3. 3:10 p.m. Corsicana High, The Scottish Play
   4. 4:00 p.m. Temple High, Hedda Gabler
   5. 4:50 p.m. Whitehouse High, The Caucasian Chalk Circle
   6. 5:40 p.m. Rouse High, David and Lisa
Times are approximate as performances run back-to-back.


Above is the Hedda Gabler company at bi-district competition.
Below is an article that appeared on the front page of the Temple Daily Telegram on April 1, 2017.


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Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Kayla Stewart
Office 254-215-7278

Assistant Director
Evan Scott

Technical Director
Andy Reed

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30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)